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Human Organ Transplant Drug Slows Aging In Mice

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Reporting in the journal Nature, scientists write that rapamycin, an immunosuppressant drug currently used in human organ transplants, boosted the life span of old mice. Study author David Harrison discusses the findings, and the implications for human longevity.



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